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Epix, 'LA Times' Team on Tinseltown Awards Season Series

'Hollywood Sessions' Interviews Big-Screen Notables
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Epix and Los Angeles Times are co-producing a five-part series focusing on Tinseltown's awards season.

Hollywood Sessions features 2014's biggest film stars and potential awards contenders in conversations with the newspaper's writers.  The first of the series’ hour-long episodes will debut on Epix on Dec. 8 at 8pm (ET/PT), with encore presentations airing throughout awards season. The series can also be screened on Epix.com, Epix on Demand, the Epix app and on latimes.com/theenvelope.

The series is executive-produced by Embassy Row’s Michael Davies, creator of Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live with Andy Cohen, AMC’s The Talking Dead, and Oxygen’s The Glee Project.

“As Hollywood’s hometown news source, the industry’s most talented and fascinating personalities have a unique relationship with The Times, and our entertainment events have helped lead the way to more than 250 Oscar nominations. Now, through our longstanding relationship with Epix, we’ve created a really special show that will let our audiences enjoy our access in a compelling new way,” said Francie Berns, LA Times vice president, entertainment advertising. “Imagine you’ve wandered into a room at a fabulous cocktail party and find Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Shailene Woodley sitting on the couch swapping stories with an L.A. Times reporter. That’s Hollywood Sessions."

Noted Epix president and CEO Mark Greenberg: Hollywood Sessions represents the next evolution of our relationship with the Los Angeles Times and The Envelope. Consumers’ TV habits continue to change dramatically and through our ‘TV Everywhere,’ multi-platform approach, audiences will be able to experience these exclusive and intimate conversations wherever and whenever they want.”

The series schedule is as follows:

“HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS: LEAD ACTRESSES” (12/8 at 8pm ET/PT)

·         Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”)

·         Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods”)

·         Jessica Chastain (“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year”)

·         Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”)

·         Shailene Woodley (“The Fault in Our Stars”)

“HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS: SUPPORTING ACTRESSES” (12/15 at 8pm ET/PT)

·         Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)

·         Laura Dern (“Wild”)

·         Emma Stone (“Birdman”)

·         Tilda Swinton (“Snowpiercer”)

“HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS: SUPPORTING ACTORS” (12/22 at 8pm ET/PT)

·         Josh Brolin (“Inherent Vice”)

·         Edward Norton (“Birdman”)

·         Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”)

·         J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”)

·         Christoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”)

“HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS: LEAD ACTORS” (12/29 at 8pm ET/PT)

·         Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”)

·         Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”)

·         Robert Downey Jr. (“The Judge”)

·         Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)

·         Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”)

“HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS: DIRECTORS” (1/5 at 8pm ET/PT)

·         J.C. Chandor (“A Most Violent Year”)

·         Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)

·         James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything”)

·         Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”)

·         Jean-Marc Vallée  (“Wild”)

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